Technological Universities Should Bring Out the Best of Both Sectors

Posted in Governance and administration on September 16th, 2018 by steve

Ireland“The technological education sector has been part of the landscape in Ireland for a long time. In the case of my own institution, Limerick Institute of Technology (LIT), we trace our roots to the foundation of the Limerick Athenaeum in 1852, founded with the aim of being ‘open to all, irrespective of class, creed or cultural background’ …” (more)

[Vincent Cunnane, University Times, 15 September]

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Construction begins at Limerick IT’s new campus as funding of €11.6m confirmed

Posted in Governance and administration on September 15th, 2018 by steve

Ireland“Construction work has started on Limerick Institute of Technology’s new €14m engineering campus. The development, which is expected to create around 100 permanent jobs and 134 construction jobs, will see the Moylish-based IT open a new engineering-focused campus beside Tesco at Coonagh Cross, with the first students expected a year from now …” (more)

[Limerick Leader, 14 September]

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Limerick Institute of Technology sets out stall with five-year strategic plan

Posted in Governance and administration on May 10th, 2018 by steve

“Limerick Institute of Technology has launched an ambitious five-year plan aiming to invest €150 million on infrastructure, increase student numbers and position the institute as a Technological University after 2022 …” (more)

[Jess Casey, Limerick Leader, 10 May]

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Limerick Institute of Technology to become a Technological University after 2022

Posted in Governance and administration on May 8th, 2018 by steve

Ireland“A new five-year plan aims to see Limerick Institute of Technology become a leading Technological University while growing student numbers and maintaining its autonomy. LIT has unveiled a new strategic plan which aims to position the institute to the forefront of the Irish Higher Education system …” (more)

[Jess Casey, Limerick Leader, 8 May]

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Limerick IT president’s warning on college loan risks

Posted in Fees, access and admissions, Governance and administration on November 6th, 2017 by steve

Ireland“The president of LIT has warned of the dangers of financing third level education with income-contingent loans (ICLs), describing it as a potential significant barrier to education. Professor Vincent Cunnane made the comments during his speech at Limerick Institute of Technology’s graduation ceremony last Thursday …” (more)

[Maria Flannery, Limerick Leader, 6 November]

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LIT president excited about potential ‘knowledge corridor’

Posted in Governance and administration on March 23rd, 2017 by steve

Ireland“President of LIT, Professor Vincent Cunnane has welcomed proposals for the new Northern Distributor Road, stating that it will make Limerick ‘a better place to live’. Making his first public comment on the planned development to the region, Professor Cunnane said …” (more)

[Simon Bourke, Limerick Post, 22 March]

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Higher Education Can Benefit Ireland, But to do so it Needs to be Invested In

Posted in Governance and administration on January 8th, 2017 by steve

Ireland“Those of us lucky enough to receive a higher education in Ireland derive benefit from it, as do our families and our communities. Indeed, over time the economy and the state are fundamentally shaped by successive generations of graduates …” (more)

[Vincent Cunnane, University Times, 7 January]

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LIT president calls on HEA for funding at graduation

Posted in Governance and administration on November 7th, 2016 by steve

Ireland“Graduations kicked off in LIT on Thursday with more than 1,700 students attending conferring ceremonies. The outgoing students were addressed by LIT president Professor Vincent Cunnane on Thursday’s session, in which he called for increased third-level funding …” (more)

[Maria Flannery, Limerick Leader, 7 November]

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LIT chief’s investment appeal for third level sector

Posted in Governance and administration on September 19th, 2016 by steve

Ireland“The new president of the Limerick Institute of Technology (LIT) has warned the Moylish college will have to start using points ‘as an excuse’ to turn away students unless the government invests.Former Shannon Development boss Dr Vincent Cunnane, who took over as the college’s leader this week, has called for an extra €1,000 per student …” (more)

[Nick Rabbitts, Limerick Leader, 18 September]

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New president and chairperson for IT Sligo

Posted in Governance and administration on September 2nd, 2016 by steve

Ireland“Dr Brendan McCormack, a member of the staff of IT Sligo for the past 18 years, is the new president of the college. He succeeds Professor Vincent Cunnane who stood down earlier this year to take up a similar role with Limerick IT …” (more)

[Ocean FM, 1 September]

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Vincent Cunnane appointed as president of Limerick Institute of Technology

Posted in Governance and administration on May 11th, 2016 by steve

Ireland“It has been announced that Professor Vincent Cunnane is to take up the role as President of Limerick Institute of Technology in the coming months. The appointment was approved by the governing body of LIT today and follows a public procurement process …” (more)

[Limerick Leader, 10 May]

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Investment in IT Sligo puts it on the international map

Posted in Governance and administration on April 1st, 2015 by steve

Ireland“IT Sligo is investing €2.5 million of its own capital into two key areas of learning, in a bid to stay ahead of national and international competitors …” (more)

[Ocean FM, 31 March]

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Kilgannon says University bid could draw investment into the North West

Posted in Governance and administration on March 6th, 2015 by steve

Ireland“A Sligo County Councillor has welcomed a bid by three Institutes of Technology in the North West to be approved for University Status, saying it will promote inward investment. The Connacht-Ulster Alliance of Sligo, Letterkenny and Galway/Mayo ITs have submitted a formal expression of interest to the Higher Education Authority …” (more)

[Ocean FM, 5 MArch]

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Progress on new ‘technological university’ plans for Sligo IT

Posted in Governance and administration on March 5th, 2015 by steve

Ireland“Plans for IT Sligo to become part of a new ‘technological university’ cluster with Letterkenny and Mayo are ‘progressing’ well, according to the IT President. Vincent Cunnane says they expect significant announcements on these plans shortly …” (more)

[Ocean FM, 4 March]

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